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25 Jun 2019 05:03:11
To EDM: Zaitsev ($4.5 mill) and Brown ($2.1 mill)

TO TOR: Puljujarvi (RFA), Benning ($1.9 mill) and Manning ($2.25 mill)

Oilers get a second pair RD and someone who can play up and down in the lineup.

Leafs get a young RW that needs new scenery, and a third pairing RD. Leafs put Manning on waivers or bury his contract in the AHL


1.) 25 Jun 2019 13:05:26
It's a fair deal.

2.) 25 Jun 2019 18:13:55
Fair deal, but do we really need both Benning and Manning? Manning especially probably isn’t worth trading for. Even lowly Edmonton buried him in the AHL. He’s not good enough to play on the Leafs. If we trade brown it will be to save cap space. No need to take on an AHL level player earning even more than Brown.



21 Mar 2019 18:07:02
I am just going to throw this up there for the off-season. The last two weeks have exposed the Leafs Defensive deficiencies and lack of grit up front. Here is what I would like to see done. All this has been said before and I think this will keep the Leafs Cap Compliant.

Kapanen for Pesce
Zaitsev for a 4th (any team)
Brown + that 4th for Gudas (Final year of deal)

Sign Troy Brouwer for League minimum. Big and can play the PK

Johnsson Matthews Nylander
Hyman Tavares Marner
Marleau Kadri Bracco
Moore Gauthier Brouwer

Rielly Pesce
Muzzin Dermott
Rosen Gudas

Rosen and Bracco are NHL ready but need veteran support. Kadri/Marleau could use a pure passer.

To me this has all the markings of a championship team


1.) 21 Mar 2019 23:52:45
I like it I think you will have to give our 4th in the gudas deal and send zaitsev and a b or c prospect for a 7th.

2.) 22 Mar 2019 15:48:16
I think your assessment of the team is bang on. We’ve really seen those weaknesses get exposed more and more as teams are tightening up play heading down the stretch into the playoffs. I like the trade ideas for the most part, I think you are on the right path here.

Kapanen for Pesce is an absolute yes, as is dumping Zaitsev for whatever we can get. Both those I fully agreee with I’m on your side. Same with Gudas deal too. If Philly would pull the trigger on that one.

Brouwer is a no go in my opinion. He takes up a valuable roster spot that other guys that deserve more. He just isn’t good enough.

I think you targeted all the right teams, and all the right players. I love the lineups you posted. This team has all the makings of a championship team is correct. I love it. Even if Leafs could get Pesce alone is worth it. The rest of the guys are just cherry.

3.) 22 Mar 2019 18:08:07
I worried about adding Brouwer too but I was trying to find a big veteran RW that could play the PK and hit. He maybe a bit too slow now. Petan is a perfect 13th forward as he could replace Moore, Gauthier, Bracco and Brouwer on any given night.



10 Feb 2019 20:46:12
There have been a lot of similar trades to this one but here we go...

TO CAR: Kapanen
To TOR: Pesce

To BUF: Zaitsev
To TOR: 3rd rounder

To STL: 4th Rounder (STL's that the TOR owns)
To TOR: Maroon

Seen a lot of Pesce + Ferland deals to the Leafs for Kapanen + Zaitsev but I do not think the Leafs have the additional pieces that Carolina would want to pull it off. Kapanen has been rumoured to CAR for a long time and could be the final push for a playoff spot.

Buffalo in need of right side defensive upgrades and have the cap space. I am sure the Leafs would hate to trade in the division but if Pesce is going to come in they have to dump that contract

Maroon is not playing well this year but perhaps a team change will spark a resurgence. May not be as good as Ferland but comes at a much cheaper price


1.) 10 Feb 2019 21:45:56
Probably would work but I still think dubas pushes Carolina to take Johnsson rather then kapanen and it might work if Johnsson keeps playing the way he has been.

2.) 10 Feb 2019 22:00:48
Kapanen is not going anywhere.

3.) 11 Feb 2019 00:31:23
I don’t know how urgent Buffalo feels the need to strengthen their RHD. They already have Bogosian and Ristolainen. And while neither of those guys is known for a strong defensive game, neither is Zaitsev. I know Bogosian is hurt right now, but I don’t know the extent of the injury. So Buffalo might take on Zaitsev to give depth for playoff run, and deal with the roster consequences in the off season.

4.) 11 Feb 2019 16:43:48
Make it a third for maroon and he is yours.

5.) 11 Feb 2019 17:17:37
Why not Gardiner for Pesce, I think its close. Then ferland for brown and pick?

6.) 11 Feb 2019 18:35:46
I don’t think Kappy is going anywhere, Dubas has said that we wants to keep both him and Johnsson for the playoffs and they both continue to fall on the trade bait board.

I’m perfectly fine with the other two trades.

7.) 11 Feb 2019 23:46:25
Guys Gardiner doesn't hold a lot of value he is ufa.



31 Jan 2019 19:07:40
I know that the Leafs do not want to give up a roster player, and I do not want to trade Kapanen but I am just spit balling what it would take

To CAR: Kapanen and Zaitsev and a 2020 3rd

to TOR: Pesce, Ferland and J. Gauthier


1.) 01 Feb 2019 16:48:21
Leafs need toughness and an upgrade RHD. I agree trading with Carolina to fill the void of both makes sense.
Something like this may work better.
Car: Pesce and Ferland
Tor: brown, Johnsson and Zaitsev ( add a pick if needed)



30 Nov 2018 15:53:40
30 hrs left in this soap opera...

To TOR: Sandheim, Simmonds, Farabee

To PHI: Nylander, Holl, Rosen and a conditional 3rd (Becomes a 2nd if Simmonds re-signs)


1.) 30 Nov 2018 17:33:29
Sanheim we don’t really need. Now I feel it was one of Philly’s RHD prospect/ players (Hagg), we may be talking. Farabee is interesting choice. Very young still, he’s just started playing university hockey. He’s going to be a few years away from making NHL. I honestly don’t know if his stats are good or not for that league, as I don’t really follow university hockey. Simmonds we can use this year. I don’t think Leafs would be interested in re-signing him.

I’m not blown away with this package. At one point Sanheim was projected as a top 4 pairing, I don’t know if that still holds true. Farabee carries risk because he is unproven and guaranteed won’t be on the team for at least three years, and Simmonds is pending UFA. A deal like this is high risk/ low reward. In the end, we could lose Nylander and all we end up with is a bottom pairing LHD.

2.) 30 Nov 2018 21:00:57
Finally, something that is better for the other team. very refreshing seeing someone over evaluate the other team.

Nylander gets the leafs a better package (I hope)

But again, I'm not ever right when it comes to evaluating trades so this could become what's Toronto gets. blah.




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22 Mar 2019 18:08:07
I worried about adding Brouwer too but I was trying to find a big veteran RW that could play the PK and hit. He maybe a bit too slow now. Petan is a perfect 13th forward as he could replace Moore, Gauthier, Bracco and Brouwer on any given night.




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18 Feb 2018 18:27:38
Carlson unspectacular? 3rd in Points for Defensemen, while playing the PK and starting in the defensive zones 52% of the time. Yeah, sounds like someone the Leafs don’t need. I would offer him $6.5 and see. Statsny I would stay far far away from.




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18 Feb 2018 18:14:36
Carlson should be the Leafs entire focus in the off season. He would solidify the entire defence and make it Championship worthy

Rielly Carlson
Gardiner Zaitsev
Dermott Hainsey

Dermott gains more experience and knowledge with Hainsey as his mentor. Let Gardiner walk after that season and Dermott slides into the second pairing with a new bottom pairing of

Borgman Liljegren.




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21 Jan 2018 21:52:13
Would rather keep the prospects and try to sign Carlson in the offseason.




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09 Oct 2017 22:12:46
I would absolutely be trying to pry Tanev or Gudbranson out of Vancouver. I think you would have to add a 2nd to this trade though. Guddy is a UFA after this year so he could be extended but he provides a skill set that the Leafs are missing.





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